SC Agree With Lodha Panel; Says No Ministers Or Bureaucrats Can Hold Positions In BCCI

The Supreme Court today accepted Lodha committee’s recommendations aimed at reforming administrative and governance structures of BCCI.

The BCCI counsel KK Venugopal told the court that his client will implement the judgment. However, BCCI president Anurag Thakur didn’t comment.


Amongst the most important recommendations, it suggested ministers and bureaucrats shouldn’t be allowed to hold positions on the board.

Also, BCCI office-bearers can’t hold positions in their state associations above 70 years of age. Further, it recommended one state, one vote policy. Some states like Maharashtra and Gujarat, which have multiple affiliated units with voting rights, now will cast their franchise on a rotational basis.

In addition, the committee had said that the five elected office-bearers should only serve a maximum of three terms of nine years each across positions.

The two-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifullah, gave BCCI six months to implement the recommendations.

The court appointed  RM Lodha, the architect of the report, to oversee the transition.



The Lodha committee was formed in January in 2015 to propose changes to improve BCCI’s functioning and prevent sporting fraud and conflict of interest.


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